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LONG    LANCE

with rage., and every one thought that we were
going to have a big fight right there. But for-
tunately the chief was the only man in our tribe
who got angry, and after some of our men of good
counsel had talked with him, they all agreed to fet
the country have peace and not to fight any more.
Every one felt friendly right away, and we have
been good friends of these Indians ever since.

These Crees were so elated at the outcome of
our meeting and our peace pact that they asked
permission to go along with us down into Mon-
tana, so that they could make peace as they went
with all of the other tribes with whom they had
fought in the past.

We visited the Sioux, the Gros Ventres, Chey-
ennes and one band of the Crows who were
friendly to us. Huge feasts were prepared for
them everywhere by their former enemies. And
everything went well until we came to Standing
Bull's camp in Montana (American Sioux), Just
as we arrived there Chief Standing Bull became
enraged at hearing the cries of the Sioux children
as they were being packed off to a mission school
by some of the missionaries, who were protected
by an escort of cavalrymen; and he wanted to call
off all the peace treaties and start a new period of
warfare by starting in on the massacre of the
Crees whom we had brought with us. Our chiefs
intervened, and after a while Standing Bull

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